France Wins the 2018 Gelato World Cup!
France is once again on the top of the podium at the 2018 Gelato World Cup, which has just ended at Sigep fair in Rimini. Spain came second and Australia third.
The French team, led by Joseph Aimar and composed of Benoit Charvet, Christophe Domange, Rémi Montagne and Jean-Thomas Schneider, won the title with a Moulin Rouge-themed creation. This latest success means that France is tied with Italy (four victories each).
France also won two special awards: Order & Cleanliness and the Aesthetics award.
The French team coach, Joseph Aimar said: “We did everything we could to get another victory, we worked hard during the training sessions, (…) our supporters really cheered us up from the stands too.”
With this new title, Jean-Thomas Schneider became the first pastry chef to be double world champion, in pastry in 2017 and in ice cream making in 2018.
Second place went to Spain, whose team have been coached by Guillem Jordi, with Adolfo Javier Romero Rodriguez, Miguel Angel Señoris Leiva, Jose Manuel Candela and Marc Balaguer Fabra.
"The second place is a bit bittersweet, but we are very happy and excited", said Adolfo Javier Romero Rodriguez.
Special congratulations to Marc Balaguer Fabra and Jean-Thomas Schneider, Brand Ambassadors Les vergers Boiron!
Third place went to the Australian team, led by Coach Martino Piccolo and composed of Andre Sandison, Ogawa Kenji, Thomas Mitchell and Donato Toce.
The 2018 ‘Pastry Queen’ is French!
The ‘Pastry Queen’ title (female individual Pastry World Cup), which is also presented during Sigep, was awarded to Anabelle Lucantonio, 27, Pastry Chef at DGF. Hurrah and congratulations to her!
Photo Enrico MINASSO - Mattia SERRATORE